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Assistant Superintendent of Innovation

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Job # 10941472
Date Posted: 05-10-2018
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Assistant Superintendent Office of Innovation
Reports to:  Chief of Policy and Planning
Pay Grade:  EEI
Salary: $115,404 - $141,600
240 Days
FSLA Status:   Exempt       
This is a grant funded position
 
Position Purpose
The Office of Innovation will oversee the district’s portfolio and new school development strategy and supports, including the launch of an Innovation Zone focused on transforming “Improvement Required” campuses identified by the state and providing new high-quality options for students. The Assistant Superintendent is the District’s research and design leader; who is responsible for creating and setting the vision, direction and, and strategic plan and serve as the point-person for Innovation Initiatives throughout the District. This office will lead several intertwining strands of work that together will provide access to more high-quality seats for the students of FWISD by creating new schools and improving existing options. The core streams of work that will comprise the Office of Innovation will include portfolio strategy, school access, and The Innovation Zone, which includes district new schools, charter authorization and partnerships, and current FWISD schools identified to be part of the I Zone improvement plan.

Essential Job Functions
Visible leader overseeing innovation in the District, including managing portfolio strategy, school performance, and new school and school leader development.
Oversee the planning, execution, and progress monitoring of FWISD’s strategy for tiering schools based on a common definition of excellence, and providing opportunities to increase autonomy and launch new school models.
Serve as primary liaison to Transformation Zone Design partner(s) and TEA.
Ensure senior leadership visibility and support of performance management and new schools processes.
Lead the development and execution of processes and policies related to school actions and interventions based on the School Performance Framework.
Oversee internal and external school approval processes, including replication of existing schools, launch of District new schools, and recruitment and management of external school providers.
Facilitate the annual portfolio review process.
Facilitate a transparent process to engage priority stakeholders and garner support for portfolio management processes and decisions.
Oversee the recruitment and management of external talent development partnerships to create a pipeline of high quality school-based talent for the District.
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s  mission, vision, and strategic goals 
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork.  Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

Other Duties as Assigned
Performs all job related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
Ability to organize and coordinate work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and proactively resolve issues.
Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written forms to a wide audience.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Ability to design, organize, and track work plans, create appropriate working and decision-making processes, ensure stakeholders are engaged, and supporting the work itself.
Ability to create a comprehensive short- and long-term strategy for the District’s portfolio management, school improvement, talent development, and new school’s functions.
Ability to create solutions for the product and process by adapting to feedback and other constraints, such as limited data, community, voice, phasing, etc.
Ability to navigate the process as an unbiased facilitator though the organization to gain buy-in from multiple stakeholders, from the Board to schools.
 
Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions; frequent keyboarding and use of mouse
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: Work is performed in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours
Attendance:  Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
Mental Demands: Maintain emotional control under stress; work with frequent interruptions
 
Minimum Required Qualifications
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
Valid Texas Mid-Management Certification, Principal Certification, or the equivalent.
A minimum of five years successful teaching experience.
A minimum of five years’ experience leading a school community with demonstrated impact.


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